(England) Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. (Speaking of Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion)

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Text Share


Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. (Speaking of Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion) is a London-based, direct-action feminist performance group. We challenge the restrictions placed on abortion services in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and campaign for access to safe, legal and free abortion services globally.
Location: London, England

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Key projects:

Executing direct actions at:

Collaborating with pro-choice groups in Ireland and globally, including:

  • My Belly is Mine and Spanish activists;
  • Co-organising demo outside the Irish Embassy, London, on 20 August 2014      
  • Working with My Belly is Mine, CAWN, Words of Choice, to organize ‘Festival of Choice’, London to coincide with the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
  • Producing the film, Repeating Histories, highlighting the collaboration between Spanish and Irish pro-choice activists in London from the 1980s to the present day.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDIpzxPGsI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fcvNG67-VM

Expertise offered:

  • Executing direct-action
  • Campaigning; running pro-choice campaigns
  • Using social media forums such as facebook / twitter / youtube
  • Film skills and video editing
  • Maintaining a collective

Dream project:

We would like funding for the Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. collective to undertake a return trip to Ireland. This trip will involve us using direct-action to raise awareness of the negative effects of Irish anti-choice laws and pressure the Irish state to change its archaic policies, alongside building solidarity with pro-choice groups in Ireland.

Social media:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Speaking-of-Imelda/571659212932533

https://twitter.com/speakofIMELDA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_F64htch9WiH5UzONwYQg

Interested in donating to I.M.E.L.D.A.?

Email speakingofimelda@gmail.com